I read this book as part of a Black History Month project during my freshman year of high school. I wasn't sure what to expect; I don't think I'd ever read an autobiography before. Well, after reading this, I was so moved. The beliefs that Martin Luther King, Jr. had were incredible. Even an attempt on his life didn't stop him from protesting racism, and rightly so. I'm Caucasian, but I am also mildly autistic, and I hate it when people unfairly judge me just because of that. I didn't do very well on the project relating to this book; I think I actually got a D. That didn't matter, though; this book affected me in ways that no grade ever could. You might think you know a lot about MLK, but, if you read this, you'll find out that there's a lot you didn't know. One final thing: The writings in this book are King's; however, he did not sit down and write the entire book all at once. Instead, he wrote notes about things that happened to him at various points in his life, and this is a collection of them. It makes for better reading than other autobiographies I've read of living people.